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PG&E fined $1 million for improper contacts with PUC officials

The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday slapped Pacific Gas & Electric Co. with a $1-million fine for having improper contacts with commission members and top staff.

California Customers Will Continue to Save Money and Energy through 2015 and Beyond

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved an impressive 1 billion dollars for energy-saving programs that will also save residents of the state a great deal of money by continuing to help Californians use energy in a smarter way. read more

California attorney general investigating PG&E and PUC

— The California attorney general has opened an investigation into reported improper contacts between Pacific Gas & Electric Co. executives and the state Public Utilities Commission — already the focus of a probe by federal prosecut...

CPUC head Michael Peevey is stepping down

Michael Peevey, president of the CPUC, has said he will not seek reappointment. GUARDIAN PHOTO BY LUKE THOMAS The head of the California Public Utilities Commission, Michael Peevey, has announced that he will step down once his termShow More Summary

Public Utilities Commission chief Michael Peevey plans December exit

Michael Peevey, the controversial and embattled president of the California Public Utilities Commission, announced Thursday that he would not seek reappointment as head of the powerful regulatory body.

PUC commissioner Michael Picker is determined to push safety agenda

A new face showed up early this year on the steps of the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco, where officials regulate the state's corporate electric and gas utilities and other services.

California’s Chief Energy Regulator Recuses Himself From Critical Utility Proceeding

In a surprise move yesterday, Michael Peevey, the President of California’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recused himself from a key proceeding related to a natural gas pipeline explosion that took place in San Bruno four years ago. The CPUC is currently considering whether to impose a proposed $1.4 billion penalty on Pacific Gas & Electric [...]

California regulator foolishly warns Sidecar and Uber about carpooling services

2 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Another week, another conflict between ride-on-demand companies and regulators. CNET and Re/code report that Uber and Sidecar have received letters from the California Public Utilities Commission warning them that their carpooling services,...Show More Summary

SJW Corp. Receives Much Needed Rate Relief

By Dan Strack: SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW) received a long-awaited decision from the California Public Utilities Commission in mid-August that will bring revenue growth back to the company. SJW filed a rate increase back in January 2013, but regulatory delays resulted in the company waiting over 18 months for a finalized decision. Show More Summary

CPUC shaping “utility of the future”

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has initiated a long-term project to modernize the state’s electric grid by incorporating non-utility owned energy resources into the planning and operation of the electric distribution system. Show More Summary

Regulators Approve Major Upgrades to California's Largest Low-Income Energy Efficiency Program

The California Public Utilities Commission today unanimously adopted significant program enhancements for the state’s largest energy efficiency program dedicated to cutting bills and electricity waste for low-income households. read more

It’s Official: California Moves Grid Planning Toward the Edge

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

On Thursday, the California Public Utilities Commission officially opened a proceeding that will set the ground rules for a multi-year transformation of distribution grid planning (PDF). It’s the first state in the country to take explicit steps to merge the traditional world of distribution grid planning — centralized, one way and predicated on the past Continue reading ?

Four Years Later, Systemic Failures That Led To Gas Pipeline Explosion Revealed

Last Monday, the mayor of San Bruno stood on the steps of the California Public Utilities Commission offices in San Francisco and called for a complete overhaul of the state agency, including the firing of key CPUC officials. The next...Show More Summary

Exposing PG&E's other "cozy relationship," with Mayor Ed Lee

News outlets from Sacramento to Los Angeles are crowing about Pacific Gas & Electric Company's alleged "cozy relationship" with the utlity that oversees it, the California Public Utilities Commission. Read more »

University of California System, Ignoring its Own State's Public Utility Commission, Sides with Taxi Cartels Against Convenience, Sense, and Rideshare Apps

5 months agoNews : Reason

As I reported at length last October, California was the first state to create a statewide regulatory structure to allow the use of smartphone apps hat summon rides-for-hire; the most prominent such companies are Uber and Lyft.  Despite...Show More Summary

California Regulators tell Uber and TNCs to stop illegal airport pick-ups and Europe taxis strike

Transportation Network Companies (TNC) is a new acronym I learned today after several news stories about the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) ordering Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and other on-demand ride companies to cease illegal pickup and drop-off services at airports in California. Show More Summary

California launches energy management education campaign

6 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

With the state facing a near-record drought and a summer expected to be hotter than normal, a new statewide education campaign has kicked off supported by an alliance of the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, utilities, regional energy networks, local governments, businesses, and nonprofits. Show More Summary

Is California’s Public Utilities Commission Complicit In A Cover-up?

Originally published on the ECOreport. The attached videos of the May 14 Settlement Evidentiary hearing, for the closure of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, in California, are shocking. The shortest, posted at the very bottom of the page, is a collection of clips giving some keys points. Show More Summary

Fear and Loathing at the CPUC: California Debates the Future of Solar

7 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The debate on the future of distributed solar in California, which is by far the largest solar market in America, began in earnest this week at the state’s Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco. The commission convened a workshop in response to AB 327, legislation passed last year that requires a “successor tariff” to replace Continue reading ?

California to Utilities: Connect Battery-Solar Energy Systems to the Grid

The California Public Utilities Commission issued a proposed decision that would exempt most storage-solar projects from extra utility fees and interconnection studies. Instead, it would require utilities to treat them as regular net-metered solar systems, as long as they meet certain requirements. read more

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